body heat


Definition of body heat 

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activities

called also animal heat

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Cover the victim with only enough material to keep him from losing body heat. Obtain medical help as soon as possible. Cliff Kapono,, "Basic CPR and First aid procedures," 8 July 2018 Because a child’s body heats up three to five times as fast as an adult’s, heatstroke strikes quickly and can kill a child when his or her temperature reaches 107 degrees. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Long Efforts to Stop Hot-Car Deaths," 2 May 2018 Giddings said a search by a Two Bear Air helicopter with high-tech equipment in the hours after the crash found no evidence of body heat of survivors in the area. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, "Finding 4 hunters 'almost impossible,' Idaho sheriff says. One family disagrees.," 8 June 2018 But maybe a relationship is about something other than body heat and attraction. Kenny Leon, ajc, "‘Take You Wherever You Go’," 25 May 2018 The temperature readings could initiate the diaper’s sensing capabilities, basically determining through body heat that a diaper has been put on a baby (or taken off). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Alphabet’s Verily has a “smart diaper“ design that distinguishes pee from poo," 17 May 2018 By using thermo-reactive fabrics, Celliant naturally traps body heat — promoting a temporary increase in blood flow — and safely recycles it back into your body to increase endurance and performance. Necee Regis,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 15 May 2018 But all of them must wear a hat, for body heat retention. David G. Allan, CNN, "Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally," 20 Apr. 2018 Insulation from their feathers helps birds retain body heat and probably did the same for dinosaurs, a number of which are now thought to have been warm-blooded. Steven Austad,, "Dinosaurs in the garden," 14 Apr. 2018

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of body heat 

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activity

called also animal heat

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